Toilet for Babli - Indi Happy Hours

Oindrila De
Oindrila De
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Write a blog post to improve sanitation facilities in Maharashtra and Orissa! This is a great initiative by Domex. https://www.indiblogger.in/happyhours/toilet-for-babli/

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Preethi Venugopala
Preethi Venugopala
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Where to submit the blog post? Can't find the submit button!

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

If you scroll down to the bottom on that page, you will the following message:

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So, you will have to wait till tomorrow 12:00 pm to submit your entry.

Laughing

Arti
from Mumbai
5 years ago

There is still some time for the campaign to kick off... it says, you can submit your entries in ~ 21 hrs i.e. Tues - 18th Nov - 12pm. Smile

Hi.. i too could'nt find the submit button so I posted on Indivine. Is that Ok? I mean once the drive opens I will submit my post their as well..

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
5 years ago

you wont be able to submit same url twice i think...it'll show duplicate url

ohh then how do I del from Indivine?:(

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
5 years ago

hi swarna...you can raise a ticket here >>https://www.indiblogger.in/contact/  ...indi-team will shift it to the appropriate place

Hii Nandini.. Thanks a lot dear. Have raised a ticket. Let's see. Cry

Thanx Nandini.. it has been deleted

Vijay Prabhu
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Nice Initiative Smile Support it fully Cool

Arvind Passey
Arvind Passey
from Delhi
5 years ago

My post is done... and so i now wait for the submission link to appear! :)

HR
HR
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Yes, same here. Written with "Pressure / Forceful" for the topic and now have to wait for "Submit" button to appear :)

Vivek Rastogi
Vivek Rastogi
from Bangalore
5 years ago
How can I submit my post, is there any trick ?
Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

You can submit the post from 12:00 PM today.

Anunoy Samanta
Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
5 years ago

I was happy to write... it is totally in phase with my present health-drive [Grin]

Ekta Khetan
Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Cool minitiative the thoughts just kept on flowing. I did not read the "when to submit" properly and rushed up to my entry..Hmph now waiting for the link to open. Done with my entry :)

Ekta Khetan
Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Oindrila, we need not have to write on improvement in Maharastra and Orissa alone. Those states are actually where Domex had led this campaign successfully. I guess we can write about the topic in general [esp for girl child] and also in particular but not restricting to just Orissa and Maharashtra alone.

Partha Sadhukhan
Partha Sadhukhan
from Bangalore
5 years ago

not able to submit post...Renie pls check

I am unable to see submit button. time is 12 pm andtimer has stopped.

please help.

I worked hard to write content.

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Link: https://www.indiblogger.in/indivine_submit_topic.php?id=121 

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Thanks a trillion ton Ranjith back to being a forum hero

So prooooooud of you

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

80 entries in 20 minutes. Surprised Did the same thing happen during Shar wali diwali contest also? Innocent

submitted

CyberKID
CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

A bit Off Topic, but, I've been pondering over this question for sometime now, and no, this topic is not the one that made me do that, it's just one which gave me a chance to put up my question. Why is the focus always on the girl child? Don't the boys need toilets? Why shouldn't the topic include a Bablu as well?

There's been a few jingles from, I suppose, the NaMo's swachch bharat mission or NRHM aired on AIR FM channels... something like - Ab is desh me honge jitne bhi vidyalay; bachchiyon ke khaatir honge unme bahut se shauchalay.....

I mean why only bachchiyaan? Do they expect the bachchas to still go out in the open? where does the makhkhi sitting on the stuff and polluting the food in Vidya Balan's ad go when it comes to hygienic conditions for boys? Do the makhkhis too discriminate between bachcha and bachchi?

And I'm sorry to say, but I feel, this is where it all starts, and then we fight for equality.

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

Earlier, it was special status (or focus or whatever) for women, children, senior citizens. ( which excludes men)

Now, it is special status for girl child, women and senior citizens. 

Undecided

Sushmita
from Delhi
5 years ago

I believe it also somewhere points towards the safety issue of women. You know men are still animal enough to attack a girl if seen half naked in open. Sadly, we still are not in a position to educate all men to control their libido, so its better to provide a closed ground for a bachhi to deficate or use the sanitary services. 

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

Sushmita, I think you're taking it in an entirely different direction. This was about sanitation, and not about what men see in women, half naked or fully covered. This was about children, and the public service advert I was talking about talks about toliets being made in schools for girl students and not boys.

Why not change the mentality of taking things in a direction, a topic is not supposed to be going, and have a constructive discussion, rather than posting a comment, just for the sake of doing so?

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
5 years ago

Ajeet, I agree with you but regarding this topic, Babli needs a sanitary latrine more than Bablu because:

* Girls attain adolescence faster so privacy becomes a concern much before boys do.

* Due to human anatomy, females are more susceptible to genitourinary infections and complications are just too many.

* several other reasons which my lazy mind is unable to summarize right now...........

 

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
5 years ago

Sushmita, your sharp yet blunt opinion reminded me of another forum fellow who never fails to come up with similar unidirectional thought provoking statements out of nowhere... Amen.

Sushmita
from Delhi
5 years ago

I just mentioned that if you think it differently. Also, that is what they talk about when it comes to dignity of a woman. It all just related. As I said, I did not mean to get into any war or something. I just gave a different perspective. I am sorry if you perceived it that way!

Ranjith
from hyderabad
5 years ago

 reminded me of another forum fellow

who?

Ekta Khetan
from Mumbai
5 years ago

Cyberkid, while I agree men and women both need privacy and equal rights for proper sanitation facilities. I guess "girl child" is used more prominently here is cause still this country esp at small towns and villages needs to wake up to existence of a "girl child". Girls are considered taboo at 1000s households even today. While this may not be exactly about breaking the Taboo but also about ceratin physical aspects. For eg- Men can roam topless, a girl/woman cannot. Also, most importantly- Girl becomes woman, goes through monthly cycles and also is te one who conceive / carry /nurture a child. If a girl's hygiene is take care, the whole house' hygiene could be taken care. Hope that helps?

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

I'm sorry, but, I don't think I had a motive behind anything you people are thinking. I suppose, I didn't make it quite clear in my reply. While I agree and very well understand the requirements, my sole point was - shouldn't we be giving proper thought to providing these basic facilities to everyone, irrespective of whether it's for a girl or boy, a woman or man? That's why I pointed out:

Why shouldn't the topic include a Bablu as well?

I understand there are concerns about privacy and the needs and do very well understand the health complications, and respect everything, but, why can't we start off on an equal note? Why do we first don't pay a heed, and when we do so, we completely ignore the other side of the coin? And like I said in one of my Indimail replies, this is not just about this specific topic. This is about everything that is discriminating, in the name of equality. It's just that I raised this point because it was somewhat related to the current topic, or I had gone all out with every topic I feel about.

And there's no need to mention that health complications are for everyone, be it a girl or boy.

Hope that clears my stand.

sneh
from ahmedabad
5 years ago

The topic and the sponsor mentioned Babli because Babli is more marketable and strikes more resonance with audience than bunty. I agree that focus has been given on only girl child here which is absolutely wrong since access to health and life is an equal right independent of gender (and please dont tell me the house flys are more attracted to faeces of girls cuz girls fart rainbows and poop unicorns)

As bland as it sounds, Babli is a marketing ploy & nothing more because Domex and access to personal hygenie general initiatives include so many other topics as well such as spread of diseases from excreta, manual toilet scavenging still prominent in india as compared to animal scavenging.

Even though this issue did bug me, Meh! Who am I to prioritize whether bunty's health is more important or Babli's.

 

sneh
from ahmedabad
5 years ago

@ekta khetan: your entire discouse is invalid on this discussion! ;)

sneh
from ahmedabad
5 years ago

@anunoy Samanta: I completely agree with your point that girls are more vulnerable to diseases, however the second point is a bit odd but wont say completely invalid as I dont see how toilets will lead to better female hygeine, perhaps if toilets were to provide mineral water for washing?. Also on this matter, we are specifically talking about Babli and other 5 year old girls and children as pointed by the domex microsite, for whom I think right to privacy is equally important whether they be girls or boys. If it is a mature woman, I do consider that their right to privacy will be more paramount as compared to men. But if we really look at the campaigns perspective for targeting Babli, even if statiscally on a percentage distribution equal percent of small boys and girls may die due to health complications

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
5 years ago

Hmmm... okay gentlemen [Amen]

The Sorcerer
from Mumbai
5 years ago

You know men are still animal enough to attack a girl if seen half naked in open. Sadly, we still are not in a position to educate all men to control their libido, so its better to provide a closed ground for a bachhi to deficate or use the sanitary services. 

Am I the only one who read this sentence? Its amazing how CyberKID's valid point can be easily derailed such sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understand that the company that owns Domex brand is a commercial entity, and they will always encash on situations and social causes that makes them look good. You humans can be stupid enough to fall for it, or smarten and think in a more broader sense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public sanitation is a serious issue. People poop and piss on the streets. Animals and pets poop and piss on the streets. In western Mumbai suburbs, you see sidewalks are used for pooping. Dogwalkers go around 3-4 dogs morning and evening- and do their business on the sidewalks. I am talking about my own locality btw. If we all pool in our observations, we're going to bring in the shitstorm.Human pooping business? A street away, next to a park in bandra west, there's a public toilet maintained by the same park. No charge for it. But those who wish to live on  the streets rather than in their villages, they choose not to use that.  There are many reasons for lack of public sanitation but it all roots down to laziness. 

CyberKID
from India
5 years ago

Maybe, TS, you missed my reply to that point. Maybe, we were not ready for the discussion, I raised here, so, maybe, it's better not stretching this any further. It's something I've been missing in most of our forum audiences, members as well. I had a heated argument with some of the members on TDF, at a time, the Indian GP took place, in 2012, when Ferrari put up Italian flags on the race cars, symbolizing the protest against the arrest of the Italian Marines by Indian authorities.

The problem, as I understood is the lack of rational thinking. With the wide media coverage, that events get these days, we tend to fail looking beyond a certain point, a point defined by the coverage you're being fed with. If you try seeing both the faces of the coin, you'll most probably understand different aspects of an event and would make a rational decision.

We dont have to write to improve sanitation facilities in Maharashtra and Orissa but these mentioned states have become example states for such drive which is need of the hour.

We have to write about the issue generally and how it can be improved upon.

Done with my post.. Happy me!

Bikash Ch
Bikash Ch
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Submitted! Yo! :)


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